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Ridgedale Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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11 reviews of this school


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Posted March 4, 2014

Great School! My son has spent 6 six years here. This is his last year. I hope middle school is as good as Ridgedale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Excellent school! We are glad we purchased our home in this district. They have great programs and teachers and principle really helped get our child adjusted to our move. School is clean and faculty cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

School is nice. Principal is not nice to parents i think his authority has gone to his head. Teachers do a good job but are limited by the principal that i believe scares the teachers to do what he wants. I will not go to school with out a lawyer or some type of authority over him on my side. Theres kids in hall ways cursing at teachers and other students. My opinion home school or take the time and take your kids to a nicer school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I have been surprisingly pleased with this school after not knowing what to expect. It has a tight knit sense of community. They work hard to focus on each child's individual needs. I have been particularly pleased with the gifted program which is my child's favorite part of the day. The fact that many of the teachers send their own children to that school tells you that it must be a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

This is an Awesome Place! This is the best school that I have ever worked at in Mon. Co..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2010

The staff works hard to create a positive environment for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

It takes months and months to schedule a parent-teacher conference here! Not only that, but the first two meetings we scheduled were cancelled because the teacher never showed up! In other schools teachers issue progress reports every three weeks and conferences every six weeks. Why does this school have such a hard time with staffing?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Ridgedale Elementary is a an excellent school that focuses on academics and also offers a variety of in school activities as well. The principal, teachers, and staff go the extra mile.


Posted April 28, 2009

I love Ridgedale Elementary. I considered private school after seeing some of the statistics but I am so glad we decided to stick with public school. The principal is amazing, the teachers are wonderful and there are lots of active parents. My daughter is thriving in this close-knit environment and I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

This is a wonderful school. Both of my daughters went there. One is actually there now. Everyone is great. They really care about your childrens education. They go above and beyond. I wouldn't have sent my girls anywhere else if I had the choice. From the principal to the teachers and even the secretaries, they all truly care about your children and they show it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

The principal and staff create a close-knit environment with the students and parents. They maintain a good balance between academics and social interaction.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities40%

Reading

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities24%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 92%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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